Benefits of Omega 3 Oils In Your Diet

Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE, discusses Benefits of Omega 3 Oils In Your Diet

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Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE, discusses Benefits of Omega 3 Oils In Your Diet
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Featuring Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD (Registered Dietitian), CDE

Duration: 1 minute Video Title: Benefits of Omega 3 Oils In Your Diet

Omega-3s are a form of fat, and two important omega-3s are EPA and DHA.

These two omega-3s can help to lower high triglyceride levels, reduce blood clot formation and also decrease inflammation throughout the body. The best source of omega 3s comes from fish - marine sources - fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel and trout.

To get enough omega-3s try to include at least eight ounces of fish per week. You can also get omega-3 fatty acids from plant sources such as walnuts, hemp, and flax seeds, but they're not as readily absorbed by the body as marine sources are.

There are many other options on the market in the form of supplements, so if you choose a supplement choose one that includes a thousand mg of EHA and DHA combined,ö says Ware. ôIf you have more questions about how to include more omega-3s in your diet, speak to your local dietitian, and if you have more questions about supplements, visit your local health food store or pharmacy for more information.

If you want more information on the benefits of omega 3, contact your local registered dietitian or nutritionist.

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Ware, Registered Dietitian, North Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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